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  Alienation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In law, "alienation" refers to a transfer of title of ownership to another party
Social alienation, the individual subject's estrangement from its community, society, or world
Alienation effect, a theatrical and cinematic device by which the audience is "alienated" from a play or film
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 Marx's theory of alienation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Karl Marx used the term alienation (or, in his German writing Entfremdung or Entäusserung) to refer to the separation of things that naturally belong together, or antagonism between things that are properly in harmony.
When people's ‘being does not correspond to their essence’ they are alienated, while actualisation (its opposite) is ‘the extent to which the human being as species being, as a human being, has become himself and grasped himself’.
Alienation is also caught up with the perceived monotony of the work of the proletarian under the capitalist division of labour.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marx's_theory_of_alienation   (1697 words)

 The Causes of Alienation
It was the alienation of man as a citizen in his relationship with the state that became the starting point of Marx�s philosophical, political and social thought.
Such alienation is not the result of the projection of things out of our body as such, which first live in us as ideas and then take on a material existence as objects, as products of our labour.
The second stage in the alienation of labour came about when part of society was driven off the land, no longer had access to the means of production and means of subsistence, and, in order to survive, was forced to sell its labour power on the market.
www.geocities.com /mnsocialist/alienation.html   (5863 words)

 'Alienation Revisited' by Paul Lodge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If parental alienation processes (not necessarily PAS) are prevalent in separating families, in which the residence of and contact with children is a matter of conflict, it is reasonable to ask why this should be at this time.
Counsellors are often challenged by alienating parents of this age group to accept the child's views uncritically because they have "a mind of their own" and a "right" to have their position heard and acted upon.
One also has to look for factors in both the alienating and target parent to assess the potential for chronic alienation - the object of which is often to punish the parent perceived as responsible for the family demise by damaging his or her relationship with a child.
www.deltabravo.net /custody/pas-lodge.php   (3554 words)

 Alienation - I Call No Place Home - Introduction to Symptoms
Alienation is the feeling that one does not belong to a given reference group.
It is possible to be alienated from a first group and feel that one belongs to a second group.
In psychiatry and clinical psychology, alienation is not regarded as a mental disorder in and of itself.
www.thehealthcenter.info /emotions/alienation   (1004 words)

 Marx - Alienation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alienation hence confronts man in the whole world of institutions in which he is enmeshed.
Alienation in the domain of work has a fourfold aspect: Man is alienated from the object he produces, from the process of production, from himself, and from the community of his fellows.
In an alienated society, the whole mind-set of men, their consciousness, is to a large extent only the reflection of the conditions in which they find themselves and of the position in the process of production in which they are variously placed.
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 Alienation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Negative, as alienation, is constantly destroying the existing forms through the conflict of opposites, thus everything is permanently driven on toward a higher form of existence.
Thus alienation and capitalism can be unmade by man, man proudly walking in upright gait, with human worth, and not forever bowing, sprawled at the feet of Mammon, kissing the filth and blood.
The Marxist theory of alienation implies and contains a theory of disalienation, part of revolutionary theory-praxis, by means of which the material and intellectual conditions are created for the gradual disappearance of all forms of alienation.
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 Alienation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In medicine "alienation" can refer to a splitting of the faculties of the mind; an alienist " is an old name for a psychiatrist.
In context of individual-society relation alienation means the of the society as a whole to individuality of each member of the society.
In the context of human-world relation alienation the mis-fit of human being to the world.
www.freeglossary.com /Alienation   (668 words)

For Marx, alienation was not rooted in the mind or in religion, as it was for his predessesors Hegel and Feuerbach.
Alienation was seized upon to explain the miseries of modern life, and the 'lonely crowd', 'those aggregations of atomised city dwellers who feel crushed and benumbed by the weight of a social system in which they have neither significant purpose nor decision-making power'.
As alienation is rooted in capitalist society, only the collective struggle against that society carries the potential to eradicate alienation, to bring our vast, developing powers under our conscious control and reinstitute work as the central aspect of life.
pubs.socialistreviewindex.org.uk /isj79/cox.htm   (8295 words)

 Parental Alienation Syndrome: A Developmental Analysis of a Vulnerable Population by Joseph L. Price and Kerry S. Pioske   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Parental alienation syndrome disrupts the morphogenetic potential of the family and is detrimental to the health and development of the parent-child relationship.
As stated previously, parental alienation syndrome is a symptom of depression and dependency and affects the functioning of the family.
Parental alienation syndrome is the systematic denigration by one parent of the other parent with the intent of alienating the child.
millennium.fortunecity.com /celesteville/244/pas/price94.htm   (2470 words)

Parental alienation syndrome is a term that first appeared in the 1970's in the work of Dr. Richard A. Gardner.
Briefly, Parental Alienation Syndrome is a response to conflict between parents, most often in divorce, in which one or more children become aligned with one parent and become preoccupied with exaggerated and inappropriate criticism of the other parent.
Think of Parental Alienation Syndrome as a severe example of what happens in easily half the divorces -- that is, one of the parents, typically the custodial parent -- read that typically the Mom, criticizes the noncustodial parent to the children and delights in the acceptance by the children of her condemnation.
www.divorceinfo.com /pas.htm   (373 words)

 Alienation - Coping with Alienation
If you are alienated from your family, you are probably magnifying all of their bad points and minimizing all of their good points.
Nonetheless, alienation in and of itself as a problem is not due to organic or biological factors.
Therefore, the alienated person can be effectively helped in therapy primarily by appealing to his or her thinking processes.
www.thehealthcenter.info /emotions/alienation/coping.htm   (1562 words)

 Alienation Information on Healthline
The alienation often associated with the adolescent quest for identity commonly involves a distrust of adults, a rejection of their values, and a pessimistic world view.
Alienated adolescents feel their lives are meaningless and that they have little control over the events that shape their lives.
Some experts consider alienation as a normal accompaniment to the dramatic physical and intellectual changes and the emotional volatility of the teen years.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/alienation   (452 words)

 Marx's theory of alienation at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alienation is the process whereby people become foreign to the world they are living in.
Alienation, and the "Fetishism of Commodities", are therefore related to the concept of reification, in which social relations are conceived as relations between things.
Alienation can be overcome by restoring the truly human relationship to the labour process, by people working in order to meet people's needs, working as an expression of their own human nature, not just to earn a living.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Marx%27s_theory_of_alienation.html   (945 words)

 F.A.C.T. Information: Parental Alienation Information
Parental alienation is recognised as the serious problem that it is. This particular page as also been captured in PDF format.
This is an good article and attempts to broaden the discussion of the nature of PAS by examining the alienating parent, the target parent, and the family system, as well as the techniques used in and results of parental alienation.
A Therapist's View of Parental Alienation Syndrome by Mary Lund discusses the nature of PAS and the structure of therapy groups that could be used.
www.fact.on.ca /Info/info_pas.htm   (7060 words)

 Parental alienation: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Parental alienation refers to the situation when one parent has caused their child to express, EHandler: no quick summary.
There are two levels at which parental alienation is discussed: the legal and the medical.
The child is aligned with the alienating parent in a campaign of denigration against the target parent, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pa/parental_alienation.htm   (936 words)

Specifically, Marx argued that the working-class of Germany has become the ideal vehicle for social revolution because of the loss of humanity it has suffered as a result of the industrialization of the German economy.
This is the root of what Marx called alienation, a destructive feature of industrial life.
Even small shopkeepers and skilled laborers are encouraged to join with the bourgeoisie in its drive for capital, instead of expressing their natural alliance with wage workers.
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 I. Origins of the Concept of Alienation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If man is alienated, he must be alienated from something, as a result of certain causes – the interplay of events and circumstances in relation to man as the subject of this alienation – which manifest themselves in a historical framework.
The various manifestations of alienation he perceives must be opposed in such a discourse – which necessarily abstracts from the investigation of the ultimate causal determinants – at the level of mere moral postulates: the acceptance of the system of “meum and tuum” together with its corollaries leaves no alternative to this.
The ground of his assertion was not simply the recognition of the unbearable dehumanising effects of alienation – though of course subjectively that played a very important part in the formation of Marx's thought – but the profound understanding of the objective ontological foundation of the processes that remained veiled from his predecessors.
www.marxists.org /archive/meszaros/works/alien/meszaro1.htm   (12116 words)

 Parental Alienation and Parental Alienation Syndrome Conference Transcript - Concerned Counseling
Parental alienation is any behaviors or conveyance of an attitude, whether conscious or unconscious, that evokes a disturbance in the relationship between a child and the other parent.
The naive and active alienator are not always aware of their alienating behavior, but once they become aware of their behavior they usually can control themselves.
With the obsessed alienator, which is probably what you are talking about, you will need to intervene as soon as possible by getting the court to recognize what is happening to the children and ordering the obsessed alienator into conjoint counseling with a high-conflict counselor.
www.fact.on.ca /Info/pas/darnall.htm   (3761 words)

 Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited
It speaks poignantly to the theme of alienation felt by many during that turbulent period.
These were feelings of strong, often bitter alienation to the middle class values of their parents and society on the Vietnam war, racism, drugs, feminism, environmental contamination, "Big Brother" government and sexual mores.
Alienation from the culture around these issues were accompanied by a sense of confusion, desolation, loneliness and anxiety about how to confront the problems and what to create in the wasteland left by discarded values.
www.dennismerrittjungiananalyst.com /Dylan.htm   (4393 words)

 Karl Marx, The Alienation of Labor
This alienated labor, this labor, in which human beings alienate themselves from themselves, is a labor of self-denial and self-torture.
Finally, the alienation of labor manifests itself to the laborer in that this labor does not belong to him, but to someone else; it does not belong to him; while he is doing it he does not belong to himself, but to another.
But it is manifest in the analysis of this idea that even though private property appears as the ground, as the foundation of alienated labor, it is rather the consequence of it.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/MODERN/ALIEN.HTM   (3278 words)

 Child Custody Coach: Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)
However, according to Dr. Gardner, the Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) disorder is not applicable nor a valid explanation in cases where true parental abuse and/or neglect is present because the child's animosity and/or hostility towards the target parent may be justified.
The Parental Alienation Syndrome is a specific subcategory of Parental Alienation that results from a combination of (1) parental programming ("brainwashing") and (2) the child's own contributions, and it is almost exclusively seen in the context of child-custody disputes.
The Role of the Judiciary in the Entrenchment of the Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS).
www.childcustodycoach.com /pas.html   (2314 words)

 alienation - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about alienation
The term has also been used by non-Marxist writers and sociologists (in particular Emile Durkheim in his work Suicide 1897) to explain unrest in factories and to describe the sense of powerlessness felt by groups such as young people, fl people, and women in Western industrial society.
On the one hand, it will be said, if concessions are made, the Parliament endanger the loss of their authority over the Colony: on the other hand, if external forces should be used, there seems to be danger of a total lasting alienation of affection.
When the peasants, with their singing, had vanished out of sight and hearing, a weary feeling of despondency at his own isolation, his physical inactivity, his alienation from this world, came over Levin.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /alienation   (295 words)

 American Alienation
But the worst alienation is not to be dispossessed by the other but to be dispossessed of the other, that is to say to have to produce the other in his absence, and thus to be continuously referred back to oneself and to one's image.
If we are today condemned to our own image (condemned to cultivate our body, our look, our identity, and our desire), this is not because of an alienation, but because of the end of alienation and because of the virtual disappearance of the other, which is a much worse fatality.
In fact, the paradoxical limit of alienation is to take oneself as a focal point [comme point de mire], as an object of care, of desire, of suffering, and of communication.
members.tripod.com /~afronord/amer/alien.html   (3282 words)

 Parental Alienation
The Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is the systematic denigration by one parent by the other with the intent of alienating the child against the other parent.
The purpose of the alienation is usually to gain or retain custody without the involvement of the father.
Richard Gardner in his book 'The Parental Alienation Syndrome' states (P.74) "Many of these children proudly state that their decision to reject their fathers is their own.
www.coeffic.demon.co.uk /pas.htm   (7024 words)

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Some psychologists and sociologists have suggested that alienation is a sign of our times.
There has to be something that triggers alienation, that makes us aware of it: This happens when instrumental association and production fail, that is, when we are faced with the fact that all that work actually does not lead to happiness.
Likewise, in regards to association, we find ourselves facing an absence of the natural (social isolation), the failure of instrumental means (normlessness), and the ultimately unsatisfying nature of instrumental ends (cultural estrangement).
www.ship.edu /~cgboeree/alienation.html   (1852 words)

 Parental Alienation
Often children are caught in the middle of parental disputes and are enlisted by one parent as an ally against the other parent in a campaign of systematic denigration and alienation of affection.
This leads to an impaired relationship with the alienated (target) parent and an absolute loss of parenting as a result of the hostility of the parent producing the alienation.
Richard A. Gardner, M.D., who initially derived the name Parental Alienation Syndrome put out a flyer (also in PDF format to advertise his book The Parental Alienation Syndrome: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Legal Professionals (available through his website at www.rgardner.com).
www.californiadivorce.info /psychology.children.parentalalienation.htm   (681 words)

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